Lovelace Park

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Available Amenities

Accessible Amenities Artificial Reef Bait & Tackle Baseball Basketball Benches Beach Pier Bike Racks Bike Trail Birding Trail Boat Dock Boat Fuel Boat Pumpout Boat Ramp Boat Trailer Parking Canoe Rental Community Center Concession Stand DogPark Drinking Fountain Equestrian Trail Fishing Available Football Golf Grills Hiking Trail Nonmotorized Launch Kayak Rental Lighting Manatee Education Multipurpose Field On the water Paddle Board Rental Parking Pickleball PWC Rental Picnic Shelters Picnic Tables Playground Restaurant Restrooms RiverWalk Sailboard Rental Sailboat Rental Scenic Overlook Skate Park Soccer Splash Pad Surfing Swimming Pool Tennis Trash Barrels Wheelchair Accessible

About Lovelace Park

Lovelace Park is located on Barnes Road in Southside. Just east of the park resides Victoria Park, Greenfield Elementary School, and Southside Middle School. The Skinner Brothers Realty Co. deeded the property to Duval County in 1916, and it remained undeveloped until the park was created in 1974, after the death of local conservationist Curtis Lovelace (1930-1973). Mr. Lovelace headed the Citizen’s Committee of 100, an organization that published a newsletter about environmental problems, and he was one of the most vocal advocates for local conservation, often appearing before government agencies. Initially, the park contained picnic facilities, benches, and a nature trail, and in 2002 the City added an asphalt pathway, sidewalks, a playscape, and more. Set amidst towering pine trees, this lovely park provides opportunities for both active and passive recreation and also the peaceful enjoyment of nature. Additional features:
Amenity Count
Benches 4
Car Parking 17
Grills 3
Perimeter Site Fencing  
Picnic shelters 3
Picnic Tables 5
Playground Equipment 3
Trails Paved (Miles) 1
Trash Barrels 5